Here we are at South West Rocks! We didn’t explore much, but the main center ( we are pretty sure) has two not very big beach. One has a camping site directly behind the beach, which was actually fully occupied! Due April being school holiday, you can basically see almost all campsites have campervans and them family trips.
To me, the place felt like ..
How did we end up going to this place? Cause my guy has a friend who said it’s a pretty place. Since our agenda is yolo af, so off we go!
Port Macquarie we are finally here! There is quite a crowd if you compare to other place in Australia, well Sydney is of course out of the question. Many healthy aussies (AS USUAL), taking advantage of the sunny day on the park.
We arrive quite early actually at about 8-9am, so we got a parking near the town beach park! As we stroll around at the beautiful place, there are people fishing, walking their big dogs and i noticed many painted stones as we walk.
oh man i been a loooong break since the last aus trip update. I blame the laptop for being laggy, ok fine its just my sense of laziness and reading german blogs >.> and also work. but yeah so by the time i get home i’m like fuck i need to sleep.
ANYWAYZ. About Mungo Brush (My bf doesn’t know that i think it is so funny when he pronounced it i thought it was his english prob :P) , is a damn huge national park. He kept saying it’s super pretty i’m like okay you just drive i will prepare food when you drive and enjoy the scenery.
and man, it sure is pretty! though with mosquitoes but still pretty! one thing i love about aus, almost the only thing i love about aus is how they preserve the nature so well and clean. Or maybe just i have not been to others much aside from my own country >O<! but hey Borneo has pretty sceneries ok! just that i live in the suburbs not near the mountains or forest. I’m suburb girl. Boy, we were so excited when we see the pelican upclose! SO HUGE BIRD.
So we left Stockton holiday park, and its a sunny day lucky for us! After enduring days of cold at NSW lol. Well, less cold at least, still rainy though.
We walked around the beautiful area and the weather is just cloudy – rainy – cloudy – sudden rain. We saw one elderly couple intend to go take a ride in their boat but because of the rain they have to get in and out of the car, waiting for the rain to stop, when it rains get back into the car again. So we were chilling in our car too because we thought of taking a walk, but with the fickle weather it ain’t easy.
Day 3: It was such a relief to leave Blue Mountains, since we didnt prepare autumn/winter clothing. Took a quick stop at Penrith to stock up on food supplies at K-Mart. Got into Aldi too and it was WOW to me because I look at the price (without converting) and it was SO CHEAP (and even some after converting back to my currency). There’s a huge difference of price of eating out and buying in the supermarket for Aus, and other western countries I think. But back at my place, everyone eats out all the time since the price is almost similar to buying ingredients yourself anyway.
Lake Macquarie is a little small (windy) place that’s good for retirement (isn’t the whole of australia is?). It was really nice cause they have houses facing the sea (which is a rare scene for me to see). The weather is quite cloudy and windy since it’s April , turning cold in the south part. Long sleeve and pants(or bermudas) is definitely needed. It’s still chilly but it was just from cold to less cold to us so we were good enough with that already.
So we kept driving thanks to google maps and found this small shore, with a hiking place that we didn’t see, it’s a quiet small turn surrounded by houses. So you have to park your car and start walkin at the hiking trail and we chose the trail down to the lake. As you see from the pictures there’s no one except us.. and another old couple went hiking the other way.
A quick stop to enjoy some peace and the view, and off we go to look for a place with a beach/ shower spot, since we didn’t shower in the cold blue mountains. We drove off from the secluded spot and went to the more public lake. Hauke just took a dip at the big lake, as seen on the last pic, it was like 18-20 degrees with wind and I’m like nah that is way too cold for me I only swim if its 23-30 degrees lol. But according to him, summer in Germany isn’t that warm either so.
It’s cold, he’s the only one who went down into the water. Kids around the playground must be thinking ‘ Why that guy going to the lake in autumn and what that asian girl doing?; (being asian i’m just sitting there and taking photos lol).
Doenst look too warm! Isnt it!